…educate, equip and serve counsellors/help-workers in Africa

Counselling skills change lives…

Divorce, depressions, trauma, addiction and sexual problems are increasing worldwide and Africa is no exception. Unfortunately, we are not adequately equipped to handle these challenges that affect our social and mental health, compromising our abilities to experience a fulfilled life and sadly the training needed to acquire these skills are not readily available here in Nigeria and many other African countries.


ADI COUNSELING SCHOOL, a subsidiary of Attitude Development International (ADI) registered in 2015 is Nigeria’s leading Humanistic Integrative Counselling Training School with various designed cognitive courses (with the African culture and context in view) to adequately equip our students-counsellors and others in the help-work while taking into account every student existing life experiences and skills.


Engaging with various range of human experiences and difficulties, our courses are useful to people in both formal and non-formal counselling contexts. Youth workers, Teachers, Group Leaders, Religious Leaders, Family life practitioners, Medical Practitioners, Human Resource Managers, NGO workers, Parents and ordinary people interested in improving their own lives and the lives of others.


Our courses run weekdays and weekends. We are committed to promote the highest professional standards in our teachings and counselling practices.


  • Professional counsellors
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Certified Life coaches


To be Africa’s choicest school of counselling


To promote professional counselling and equip counsellors/ help-workers in Africa


*Certificate Course in Professional Counselling (3 Months)

Advanced Diploma Course in Professional Counselling (1year)

*Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Diploma in Professional Counselling Supervision

*Master in Marriage & Family Therapy (15 months)

Master in Mental Health Counselling (15 Months)
Master in Child & Adolescent Counselling (15 months)
*Continuous Professional Courses (CPD)- Short Courses (1-2 days)

Courses are available online, onsite and blended. Inclusive also of required client hours, personal therapy, internship, practicum and project/thesis submission based on the course of choice.

Courses Breakdown

Continuous Professional Courses (CPD)

Short Courses…

Counselling Ethical Dilemmas

Telephone/ Online Counselling

Marriage , Divorce & Domestic Violence Counselling

Professional Christian Counselling

Understanding Children/Teen Counselling

Unique Tools and Tool-Sets for Team Work

Trauma, Abuse & Addiction Counselling

Work place Counselling



Foundations of Counselling

Theories of counselling 2

Person of the Counsellor

Christian Counselling 2

Counselling Theories 1

Addiction Counselling

Counselling Skills& Processes

Career/Work Place Counselling

Introduction to Psychology/ Human Differences

Marriage Counselling 2

Children &Teenage Counselling

Dynamics of Group therapy

Marriage & Family Counselling

Use of Assessment Tools

Crisis & Trauma Counselling

Setting up a Practice

Understanding Mental Health

Counselling Observation

Professional & Ethical Consideration

Introduction to Counselling Research & Advocacy

Christian Counselling 1

Introduction to Psychology 2

Sex Therapy 1

Faith-based Counselling

Pre-Marital Counselling 1

Online Counselling

Intro to Counselling Business/ Branding

Pre- Marital Counselling 2

Group Therapy 1

Online Marketing

Grief Counselling

Working/ Therapeutic Alliances

Intro to psychotherapy

The Business of Counselling 2

Emotional Intelligence

Group Therapy 2

Report Writing

Transference & Counter transference

*Dynamics of Biblical Change

*Theology &Secular Psychology

*Practicum/ Personal therapy

*Project/Internship/ Personal Therapy

Course Registration

  • The minimum requirement to register for our certificate courses is a post-secondary education, while for the Diploma, a minimum of 1st degree or its equivalent is required.
  • Students are to start the course with the Basic/certificate Class before going further with any other course in ADI Counselling School to ensure you have a solid foundation in counselling.
  • The CPD courses are for trained and practicing professionals to upscale their knowledge periodically.

*Dynamics of Biblical Counselling and *Theology &Secular Psychology are Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) courses, which are optional and is taken online and offline at Philadelphia USA simultaneously.

*The 1 year Diploma in Counselling is a level 4 certification awarded to students who had completed our Basic and Advanced courses inclusive of project writing and internship, however students interested in higher degrees can apply to take our 15 months Master’s in affiliation with Triune Biblical University (TBUGLEX) and/or Doctorate in Christian Counselling online or offline.

Tuition, Fees & Discount

We are committed to providing the highest level of quality in training and also committed to providing this educational opportunity at a cost that is more than affordable. Current course tuition can be requested from school admin/ student service.

Discount are available for referrals, group participation and family members enrolling for a course the first family member had already taken with ADI.

Discount are always available for students also taking any partner institute or organization courses through ADI.


Life is more complex than it used to be, which means there is an increasing demand for trained counsellors particularly in Africa. For example;

  • Several couples endure marriage; struggling with issues of loneliness, infidelity, lack of trust, financial challenges, sexual challenges and role misconceptions. Counselling helps.
  • Many people no longer have the network of friends and family so they have no one to turn to for help. A counsellor can provide both the support and counsel others cannot.
  • Women are no longer willing to tolerate abuse or bad behaviours from their spouses. They often now seek counsel and/or ask their partners to seek counsel. About 66% of mid-life divorces are initiated by women. Counsellors can help bring partners together.
  • Due to 21st century parents work schedule, many children/teenagers lacked the detailed care and support given by Parents. Some turn to drugs, some fail at schools, some give in to peer pressures while many others are molested and abused sexually. Again counsellors can help.
  • Several now run to churches and other religious organizations but unfortunately most religious leaders are almost crumbling under the weight of their demands. A pastor equipped with counselling skills can be in a better position to serve his people without breaking down.

We will help you become that person; people are looking for to help with their problems. We will help you achieve your dreams of helping others. We will provide you platforms and opportunities to meet with others of like-passion. We will empower you with exercises and techniques for personal transformation.






We will help you stand out and build a successful career or practice as a counsellor!

Licensure, Accreditation, Approval and Partnership

ADI is registered as a counselling and educational service with Cooperate Affairs Commission, Nigeria with approval from Lagos State Ministry of Education. We work in collaboration/accreditation with Africa Network of Professional Counsellors (ANEPCO) and .affiliation with Triune Biblical University, Global Extension USA

Our Professional Counselling Course Certificate is not a license but a verification of your training so you can present yourself as a professional.

Our Affiliation and Membership includes;

Africa Network of Professional Counsellors

Counselling Association of Nigeria

Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation, Philadelphia USA

Triune Biblical University Global Extension, Texas USA

Bethel Institute of Theology and Biblical Research, Nigeria

Biblical Counselling UK

To Register:

For the ONSITE CLASSES, click link below

For the ONLINE CLASSES, click link below

Contact Us:


Attitude Development International (ADI) is a registered organization focused on equipping others mentally, emotionally and intellectually. We are active in providing professional training, educational, rehabilitation and counseling services. We have being in operations since 2006.


ADI COUNSELING SCHOOL, a subsidiary of ADI (Attitude Development International) is Africa’s leading humanistic integrative counselling training school established to meet the needs of Africans and others who desires to acquire training in the helping professions but cannot access where to acquire such training.


Address: 25 Ladipo Kasumu Street off Tinuade Street Firstbank Busstop Allen Avenue Ikeja Lagos.
Phone : +234 701 827 9969
+234 905 926 8663